The number of kids with food allergies is growing, and parents are always looking for new ways to safeguard their kids against potential food hazards. You can do a lot to teach your kids about food allergies and food safety, but having a little extra layer of protection can help avoid troubles. AllerMates provides just that protection, with a wide variety of kid-oriented products to help signify food allergies, sensitivities, and dietary choices.
All of AllerMates’ products serve to simply and clearly alert day care and school employees, as well as other parents, about what your child shouldn’t eat. They’re also smartly designed in bright, gender neutral colors, and all of their products are free of BPA, phthalates, and latex.
AllerMates has a variety of products that warn of the most common food restrictions:
- Peanut Allergy
Wear Your Allergy on your Wrist
Hands down, this is the product that made us fall in love with AllerMates’ concept. They designed a latex-free adjustable wristband for kids of all ages to wear, and they’re freaking cute. Indeed, these wristbands are a far cry from the boring medic-alert bracelets made for kids and adults with medical issues and severe allergies.
You can use a wristband to identify your kid as gluten-free, or having an allergy to peanuts, dairy, eggs, shellfish, and a plethora of other food items. We especially love that the folks at AllerMates decides to include a ‘vegan’ wristband for the growing number of vegan tots in the world who need a little help communicating their dietary habits to others around them.
For kids with multiple allergies, AllerMates came up with an easy, fun solution for notifying caregivers. They developed a wristband with space for up to 7 charms, to signify allergies from gluten and peanuts to insect stings, pollen, and even cats. This way, you can easily customize the wristband to reflect your kid’s special needs.
Keep Your Allergies Boxed Up
AllerMates also makes a variety of soft-sided lunchboxes, in “I’m Wheat/Gluten Free” in green and “I Have Food Allergies” in two colors. The more generic “food allergy” bags are great for older kids who can better explain their food allergies to others. To go along with the lunchboxes, they carry smaller zippered snack bags in the same designs. These are perfect for sending along with your kid to their favorite after-school activity or weekend playdate.
Stick It to Food Allergies
AllerMates thought of everything when they designed a line of stickers to supplement their other allergy-alert products. They’re great for when your little one goes to camp, on a field trip, to a new friend’s house, or anywhere that people might not be aware of their allergies. The stickers can be easily affixed to their clothing, food containers, or other materials to signify their allergies.
Sometimes, it’s not the kid who needs to be labeled, but the foodstuffs themselves. The stickers can also be used to designate food as being dairy-free or gluten-free, and they even have a write-in sticker where you can list any possible allergens. These labels are perfect for any shared foods, like contributions to a school bake sale or class party, as well as for parties at home where other kids may be eating your food.
Do you have a child with food allergies? What do you do to help protect them against accidentally eating something they shouldn’t?
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